Sculpture is made of metal. I believe it has been fired with a glaze bc it is too smooth and glossy to be just paint. U can actually see where it has been welded together. Colors are very vivid with a glossy finish. Piece is extremely heavy. The retro colors remind me of the 60s. The measurements 18”w x 14.5”h x 4”d the base measures 4” x 12”
My grandmother is no longer with us, but my mother told me she purchased the sculpture from a friend years ago, Possibly 70s or 80s.
Thank you for your help and patience.
The presented object appears to be a cold-painted steel or iron sculpture with the measurements 18”w x 14.5”h x 4”d the base measures 4” x 12”. This artwork depicts two standing men in the style of the art of Keith Haring. This motif of two men is titled "Best Buddies" and was used for prints and sculptures. Keith Haring donated this logo design to Best Buddies, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This artwork is not signed or has an edition or a comparable remark with that usually originals by Keith Haring are marked.
Comparable objects were recently offered and sold on the international auction market. This piece is in good condition and there is no severe damage visible in the images provided.
A fair market estimation for an authentic sculpture would be between 5.000 to 10.000 USD.
This estimate is based on actual recent past recorded auction sales of comparable items. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and may vary.
An artwork of such high potential value requires further authentication research. This estimate is provided on the condition of authenticity.
With kind regards,